Project director

As a manager of important infrastructure, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (the Corporation) is a federal Crown corporation established in 1978 that is responsible for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge, the federal sections of Bonaventure Expressway and the Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel.

Every day, the Corporation ensures a safe drive for thousands of users by managing, maintaining and repairing this important infrastructure for Greater Montreal. The Corporation also ensures that these critical structures remain safe, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing both today and in the future. It conducts construction, rehabilitation and reinforcement projects on the infrastructure under its responsibility and oversees the operation and maintenance of these structures.

The mission of the Corporation is to ensure the mobility of users, the safety and the longevity of infrastructure using a systemic management approach based on sustainable development. Their vision is to become a leader in major infrastructure management as an innovative expert, a mobility leader and a social and urban contributor.

Nature of the contribution

Reporting directly to the director of the Project Management Department, you will be responsible for the overall management of a series of projects for a single structure or group of structures for all phases of the project, from inspection to construction, up to the transfer to the Operations and Maintenance teams. Your overall responsibilities will include ensuring that set budgets and timetables are followed for all contracts related to the project portfolio (engineering, construction, supervision, quality control, communication). Your project management duties will also include planning, document management, communications management, procurement, follow-up of professional services contracts and construction contracts, as well as the monitoring of quality assurance processes.

You will also act as Coordinator with department directors (Planning, Engineering, Construction, Administration, Legal Affairs and Communications) to ensure that the necessary resources are allocated to projects so that they can be effectively carried out.

Role and Key Responsibilities


  • You will be responsible for all activities of the project under your responsibility and for making decisions about its implementation for all project phases, from engineering to construction, up to the transfer to the Operation and Maintenance teams:
    • Create and follow the timetables for projects under your responsibility.
    • Prepare your project budget and participate in annual budget preparation processes for current and capital expenditures and help develop the Corporation’s five-year plan by providing relevant data as requested by the Planning and Finance Departments.
    • In relation to the project monitoring committee, prepare budget reports and present them to the senior managers and the Board of Directors, in accordance with budget approval standards.
    • Plan and ensure the execution of deliverables, costs, forecasts and deadlines for all professional service contracts related to the project and verify the overall status of these aspects through oversight and monitoring.
    • Help develop and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports.
    • Direct activities related to the launch of new professional services contracts that are part of your project and whose implementation will have an impact on all activities.
    • Follow up on and monitor planning, document management, communications management, and procurement activities to ensure the project is carried out smoothly.

Manage projects under your responsibility and manage human resources

  • At project start-up, create a project charter and project plan and coordinate collaboratively with functional departments (Engineering and Construction).
  • Through your leadership, train and direct project team members from different departments (team of engineers and other human resources assigned to different project phases) to deliver the project under your responsibility while adhering to the scope of the work, deadlines, costs and quality standards.
    • Work with different department directors to ensure that the necessary resources are allocated to projects and that technical and administrative needs are met.
    • With the support of the Project Coordinator and PCO, regularly meet with the members of your project team to decide on the project milestones.
    • Get suggestions from your team to improve practices and actions.
  • Manage risks in terms of upholding quality, meeting deadlines, and following the budget associated with the project and, in accordance with guidelines, approve all changes to engineering and construction contracts that are within the project’s budget envelope if these changes affect the project.
  • Promote teamwork in carrying out the objectives.
  • Work with other Project Directors to ensure consistency in management practices.
  • Once the project is complete, perform a review of the different project aspects (technical, contractual, management, etc.).

Experience and Qualifications

  • Have a bachelor’s in engineering (civil engineering an asset).
  • A master’s degree in project management will be considered an asset.
  • Be a member in good standing of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.
  • PMP® certification (an asset).
  • Have a minimum of 15 years of project management experience, including 5 years as Project Director in large-scale construction projects.
  • Have relevant experience in managing a multidisciplinary team or in team leadership.
  • Demonstrate influential leadership, be able to motivate your colleagues and have strong adaptability skills.
  • Stand out through your understanding of the matrix project environment, your work organization skills, and your ability to manage or supervise several projects simultaneously.
  • Focus on planning and coordination; be able to understand and present an overview of your projects.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as tact, diplomacy and political sensitivity.
  • Be an excellent communicator: communicates proactively, clearly, concisely and effectively with stakeholders at different seniority levels of the organization.
  • Have experience working with many stakeholders.
  • Have experience with the media.
  • Be able to transfer your knowledge in a constructive way.
  • Meet goals and deadlines and exercise good judgment in decision-making.
  • Have the ASP certification to work at a construction site and have a valid class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Have good writing skills and be able to read and interpret plans, specifications and technical drawings.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access) and MS Project.
  • Be fluent in English and French, both written and spoken.

This is a long-term temporary position on a full-time basis, until 31 March 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to assume responsibilities as soon as reasonably possible after the appointment is made.

Candidates who wish to apply for this position must, at the time of application, provide us via email with a Letter of Interest (maximum of 2 pages) along with their current resume. You will then receive an acknowledgement confirming that your documents have been received.

Via email:
Message Subject: Project Director – JCCBI

Karine Robert, Associate
Octave Mæcenas,
recrutement & conseils, S.E.N.C.

514 448-0554

555, René-Lévesque Ouest, 8e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2Z 1B1